ABOUT US

PCYC NSW is a registered charity, who's mission is to empower young people to reach
their potential through Police and community partnerships.

With over 66 clubs across the state, PCYC provides quality activities and programs in a safe, fun and friendly environment.
Our aim is to engage with, and positively influence our 70,000+ youth members through mainstream sport, recreation, education, leadership and cultural programs.

In addition, we work with at-risk youth to break the cycle of disadvantage through crime prevention, vocational education, youth capacity building and social responsibility programs to change the life outcomes of over 7500 youth per year.  

OUR VISION

Australia's pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.
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OUR MISSION

We get young people active in life. We work with young people to develop their skill, character and leadership. We reduce and prevent crime by, and against young people, and provide programs to suit all ages and lifestyles.
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PATRONS

Margaret Beazley
Margaret Beazley AC KC
Governor of New South Wales

PCYC is proud to have Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, and her husband, Dennis Wilson, as patrons

PCYC EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ben Hobby
Ben Hobby
Chief Executive Officer

Ben is a seasoned, respected business and community leader, with 27 years of successful experience leading diverse teams within public and private sectors, across geographic regions comprising the UK, US, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.

Craig Becroft
Craig Becroft
Chief Financial Officer

Craig joined us in May 2020. He is a customer-focused finance executive with over 25 years of experience in leadership and financial stewardship. He has held a number of senior roles in State and Local Government, the media industry, and high-profile consumer goods businesses.

Kellie Lavercombe
Kellie Lavercombe
General Manager People and Culture

Kellie is a strategic Human Resources leader with extensive experience in people and talent functions and change management. Her career has spanned multi-national commercial organisations within retail, healthcare, quick food service and the NFP sector.

Scott Murray
Scott Murray
General Manager Club Operations

Scott is an authentic leader with 10+ years as a Senior Executive in the FMCG and retail sectors. He continually looks for unconventional ways to improve the business and is a leader who builds trust by delivering on his commitments and directions of the companies.

Justine Russell
BREE GODDEN
General Manager Fundraising and Marketing

Bree is an experienced executive and strategic commercial leader. Bree has Australian and international experience across strategy, brand, corporate affairs, marketing and philanthropy. In her role she will promote and protect our brand, ensuring people know PCYC NSW is life changing for all.

Justine Russell
Justine Russell
General Manager Programs & Social Impact

Justine has extensive experience in program design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation. In her role she is focused on the delivery of evidence-based programs that meet the individual needs of young people and their communities.

Lester stump
Lester Stump
General Manager Strategic Development, Facilities & Assets 

Lester commenced at PCYC NSW in October 2014. Lester has over 30 years’ experience in capital works delivery, highlighted during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and 8 years capital works upgrades to NSW Sport and Recreation Facilities.

David Parrish
David Parrish
Head of Audit, Risk and Compliance

David brings extensive experience in risk, governance, compliance, audit and operational management across multiple industries including Asset Management, Not for Profit, Security and Transport Logistics.

Karen Maissin
Karen Maissin
Executive Officer

Karen commenced at PCYC in July 2018. She has over 20 years of senior management support in administration and as an executive assistant with experience in FMCG, Manufacturing, Corporate and Not for Profit.

BOARD MEMBERS

Nicole Sorbara
Nicole Sorbara
Chair 

Nicole heads the Corporate Operations Group which comprises over 4,500 people across 23 countries who have specialist expertise across digital transformation and data, technology, operations, human resources, business services, strategy, operational risk, financial management and philanthropy.

DIRECTORS

Gavin Wood
Gavin Wood APM
Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner Gavin Wood APM joined the NSW Police Force in 1989 and is a member of the Senior Executive.

Claire Beattie
Claire Beattie
Director 

Claire is a proud Yorta Yorta woman and is a prominent, senior NSW Public Servant with over 22 years of experience in the machinery of government.

James Dack
James Dack, OAM
Director

James began his career at St Vincent‘s Hospital, as a porter and after five years of hard work he was promoted to the position of payroll manager responsible for 2500 staff.

Nicholas Dan
Nicholas Dan
Director

Nick is a Solicitor in Newcastle. He operates as a sole practitioner following many years being a partner in a general practice. Nick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees from University of NSW.

Erin Flaherty
Erin Flaherty
Director

Erin’s business career has spanned 30 years in the private & government sectors in law, finance, funds management and transport. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney and undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Australia.

Dot Hennessy
Dot Hennessy OAM
Director

Dot is a vocational education trainer/facilitator of more than 40 years’ experience with a major training focus on business skills, the waste industry and support services.  

Michael Hope
Michael Hope
Director 

Michael studied at University of Sydney and graduated with a pharmacy degree in 1984 going on to establish and run the Hopes Pharmacy group. He still works as a registered pharmacist.

Peter Kirkwood
Peter Kirkwood OAM
Director

Peter is the director of a high technology electronics company. He has enjoyed a long association with PCYC through boxing, karate & basketball.

Stuart O'Brien
Stuart O’Brien
Director

Stuart is regarded as one of the country’s leading brand consultants, having played a vital role in the creation and development of some of Australia’s biggest brand projects over the past 25 years.

Ben shields
Ben Shields
Director

Ben is managing partner of Alchemy Growth Partners, a boutique advisory firm. He has 25 years of corporate strategy, strategy execution and transformation experience.

ANNUAL REPORT

In the words of our patron, Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC Governor of New South Wales; “It is difficult to think of an organization that has been so continuously involved in the lives of young people in this State than PCYC NSW. From sporting activities to youth work and mentoring, PCYC NSW is at the frontline of child and youth issues in New South Wales, and it has been for over eight decades”.

OUR STRATEGY

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We are proud and pleased to present the PCYC NSW 2022-2027 Better Together Strategy. Following the successful achievement of the 2017-2022 Empowering Youth Strategy we are excited to continue to grow and extend our Life Changing impact on the youth and community of NSW.

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